USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-004-FA

Other ID: NGHP-01

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Indian Ocean;

Principal Investigator(s): William Winters

Affiliate Investigator(s): Tim Collett - USGS-Denver, Chief Scientist; National Gas Hydrate Programs

Information Specialist(s): William Winters

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Drill, core, log, and conduct seismic ops in sedimentary basins containing potential gas hydrate deposits.


Start Date: 2006-06-06

Start Port/Location: Chennai, India

End Date: 2006-08-21

End Port/Location: Singapore, Indonesia

Equipment Used: Mini-vane shear machine, Well drilling

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Core samples were collected from the Krishna-Godavari Basin at the eastern continental margin of India.

Staff: Robert Barton, Philip Bernard, David Mason

Affiliate Staff:
Tom Lorenson (USGS-Menlo Park
gas geochemistry)

Notes: Entire cruise (3 legs): 04/29/06 - 08/19/06. Cruise information is proprietary until 2008, when it will be made public. This is a cooperative program between the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Gas Hydrate Program of India and the U.S. Dept. of Energy Gas Hydrate Program. Original Center People field contained: P.J. Bernard, Bob Barton - shipping; Dave Mason - cruise logistics.
Project = Gas Hydrates offshore India, Gas Hydrates offshore India

Location Map:


photo of Joides Resolution
Joides Resolution


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mini-vane shear machine --- Geology
Well drilling --- Geology
2006-004-FA-SC-001 ( sediment drill)